[kismac] Re: Signal strength

  • From: "John Warren" <xaive1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 23:03:21 -0800

I added a ticket for this concept.  It seems like there may be enough
interest in it.  I also included a basic image of my idea.

On 3/1/06, John Warren <xaive1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> What about having a "Calibrate Autoscaling" mode.  Where the user
> could select to run with autoscaling enabled, and would be directed to
> a calibration menu.  The calibration would take place only while the
> user had the calibration window open.  It could give the user a list
> of known adapters (generated by adapters used by the user, not all
> known adapters), it would give high and low values for received
> signal, and then the values for the autoscaling.  The autoscale
> numbers could be edited by the user.
>
> I would also suggest that the autoscaling calibration not simply
> record the highest and lowest seen numbers, but rather would increment
> the highest known value by X or decrement the lowest by X (X might be
> 1 or 0.2 or something like that).  This may be a simple way to watch
> out for RFI spikes that might occur.  Continuosly high signals would
> increase the max pretty quickly, while erroneously large spikes would
> have little effect.
>
> There could be a clear option, or re-calibrate button to perform the
> calibration phase if anything seems to go wrong.  And obviously there
> would always be the option to turn off autoscaling.
>
> John
>
> On 3/1/06, Robin L Darroch <robin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >>That looks promising!  Any idea what kinds of output various adapters 
> > >>give?
> > >
> > >That's just the point, supposedly, the adapter will tell you which
> > >of these formats its using.
> >
> > Sorry - wasn't quite clear in my question: I was more wondering
> > whether anyone has info on how many kinds of adapters give each kind
> > of output (so for example, if most adapters give type 3, then it's
> > most important for us to track down a type 3 to type 2 conversion
> > algorithm to provide dBm output).  Of course, if many give type 2
> > output, then we could implement dBm display for those adapters in
> > KisMAC almost immediately.
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